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Did you spot the lunar eclipse this morning?

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The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.

Why is it called a "super blood wolf moon"?

The moon appeared extra large this time because it was slightly closer to Earth - 358,000 kilometres (222,000 miles) away - hence the moniker 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'.

Lunar eclipses describe the moment the Moon passes behind the earth and into its shadow and can only happen when there is a Full Moon.

The total lunar eclipse didn't set in until 11:41 p.m., with the maximum eclipse happening 30 minutes after, at 12:12 a.m.

The entire eclipse took more than three hours.

Since the penumbra is much fainter than the dark core of the Earth's shadow, the umbra, a penumbral eclipse of the Moon is often hard to tell apart from a normal Full Moon.

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This will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019 and the next one will not appear before January 10, 2020.

Sunday's eclipse, visible in North and South America as well as parts of western Europe and Africa, was the first lunar eclipse in 2019 and the last total lunar eclipse until 2021.

The weekend's winter storm threatened to obscure Sunday night's lunar eclipse, but the clouds parted just long enough for Mainers still up in the wee hours to catch a glimpse of the super blood wolf moon.

But why don't we see total lunar eclipses more often?

As the Moon moves completely into the umbra, something interesting happens: The Moon begins to turn reddish-orange.

The Virtual Telescope Project shared a live stream of the lunar eclipse at its brightest above the skyline of Rome.

But what exactly is a Blood Moon, when can you next see one and when did the United Kingdom last experience one?

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